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Edoardo Molinari (68-73-68—209) After an encouraging opening round of 4-under 68 in this week’s Open Championship, Edoardo Molinari (Pictured by Getty Images) hit a speed bump in round two, posting a 1-over 73. He got the wheels back on track in round three with a second 68. At 7-under, he will begin Sunday’s …

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Sergio Garcia (68-70-69—207) For the second straight day, Sergio Garcia (pictured by Getty Images) bogeyed Royal Liverpool GC’s first hole. His bogey-5 was offset with birdies at 2, 5, 8, 9 and 16. In 17 previous Open Championship starts, Garcia has collected seven top-10 finishes, three of which being top fives. …

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Phil Mickelson (74-70-71—215) Defending champion Phil Mickelson (picturedby Getty Images) didn’t mount much of a Saturday charge, posting a 1-under 71. At 1-under through 54 holes, he will begin Sunday’s final round 15 strokes back. Through 54 holes last year, Mickelson was five strokes back at 2-over. Mickelson …

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Rickie Fowler (69-69-68—206) Making his fifth consecutive start in The Open Championship, Rickie Fowler (pictured by Getty Images) followed birdies at his first two holes of the day with additional ones at Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 12. Bogeys at 14, 16 and 17 gave way to a final birdie, his eighth of the day, at the …

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Tiger Woods (69-77—146) Tiger Woods’ double-bogey six at the first hole in round two marked the third time in Open Championship history for him to begin a round with a double bogey or worse. In the first round of 2003, Woods opened with a triple bogey, and in the second round of 2007, his day got started with a …

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Adam Scott (68-73—141) In his 15th Open Championship appearance, World Golf No. 1 Adam Scott followed  an opening-round, 4-under 68 with a 1-over 73. This is the fourth time in the last five years Scott has been unable to break par in the second round of an Open Championship. Scott, was really struggling the form …

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George Coetzee (70-69—139) On his 28th birthday, South Africa’s George Coetzee birdied Nos. 5, 10, 13, 14 and 15 en route to a 3-under 69. Through two rounds, he is 5-under. Coetzee earned a berth into the 2014 Open Championship by virtue of his 2014 Joburg Open victory on the European Tour in February. It was his …

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Sergio Garcia (68-70—138) In his 18th Open Championship, Sergio overcame a bogey at the first with an eagle-two from the rough at the second en route to a 2-under 70. Garcia has now made the cut in 14 of 18 Open Championship starts. He owns seven top-10 finishes, of which three are top fives. In 2007, he lost in a …

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Francesco Molinari (68-70—138) For the second straight day, Francesco Molinari, the younger of the two Molinari brothers in this week’s Open Championship, bogeyed Royal Liverpool GC’s opening hole. He responded with six birdies en route to a 2-under 70. Molinari found just 9/14 fairways in round two (14 in round …

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Hoylake, July 17: A hot putter kept Thai star Thongchai Jaidee in damage control mode as he scrambled to an even par 72 in the first round of The Open Championship on Thursday. The triple Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, who has won once and finished top-five in his last five tournaments in Europe, missed nine …